a large island in the Mediterranean, W of Italy: with small nearby islands it comprises a department of Italy. 9301 sq. mi. (24,090 sq. km).
a former kingdom 1720–1860, including this island and Savoy, Piedmont, and Genoa (after 1815) in NW Italy: ruled by the House of Savoy.
the second-largest island in the Mediterranean: forms, with offshore islands, an administrative region of Italy; ceded to Savoy by Austria in 1720 in exchange for Sicily and formed the Kingdom of Sardinia with Piedmont; became part of Italy in 1861. Capital: Cagliari. Pop: 1 637 639 (2003 est). Area: 24 089 sq km (9301 sq miles) Italian name Sardegna
Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea west of the mainland of Italy.
Note: The kingdom of Sardinia, which was founded in the early eighteenth century, became the nucleus of united Italy during the nineteenth century.
adjective 1. of or relating to Sardinia, its inhabitants, or their language. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Sardinia. 3. a Romance language spoken on Sardinia. adjective 1. of or relating to Sardinia, its inhabitants, or their language noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Sardinia 3. the spoken language of Sardinia, sometimes regarded […]
noun 1. an ancient city in W Asia Minor: the capital of ancient Lydia. noun 1. an ancient city of W Asia Minor: capital of Lydia the metropolis of Lydia in Asia Minor. It stood on the river Pactolus, at the foot of mount Tmolus. Here was one of the seven Asiatic churches (Rev. 3:1-6). […]
noun 1. sard. 2. the precious stone, thought to have been a ruby, in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest. Ex. 28:17. noun 1. (Old Testament) a precious stone, probably a ruby, set in the breastplate of the high priest 2. another name for sard
adjective 1. characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering: a sardonic grin. adjective 1. characterized by irony, mockery, or derision adjective scornful, mocking; disdainfully humorous Word Origin Greek sardonios ‘derisive’